New Delhi: On December 16, New York police received a call about an elderly woman being frozen to death inside a parked car in Hudson. The police immediately responded to the call and went to the spot with a special crew to rescue the woman.
When they reached the spot, they saw a car covered with snow and it looked like it had not been moved in a while.
Authorities saw an elderly woman wearing a mask in the front passenger seat, almost unresponsive. They smashed the rear window to save the woman. But when a police officer opened the door, he realised that the woman was actually a life sized mannequin.
The mannequin was not an ordinary one. It had hair with real clothing and shoes and was even wearing a seat belt.
When the owner of the car was called, he told the police that he always transports such types of mannequins in his car for medical training aid.
He said he was upset that police broke the window of his car.
"He apparently was quite vocal and vulgar to my Sergeant," Hudson Police Chief Edward Moore said in a statement.
Chief Moore also said that if people park their vehicles on the streets like this, the police will break their windows.
"If you park your locked vehicle on the street on a sub-zero night with a life size realistic mannequin seated in it ... we will break your window," he said.